Come join our family and experience the fantastic Faroe Islands


Faroe Islands


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    We are a family of 5. Me (36), my husband (44), our oldest son (13), daughter (9), youngest son (2).
    We live in a small village with 1300 inhabitants called Vestmanna in the Faroe Islands. I work within the shipping business and my husband runs his own charter fishing boat from our village. Our boat is a 40 feet big wooden boat and has been in our family for the last 15 years. My husband runs the boat him self and is fishing with tourists almost everyday from the start of May to the end of September.
    We live in a small, charming, elderly house with a quite big garden. We have a small cottage in our backyard, that you will be staying at. Our house is located in the centre of Vestmanna, right down to the sea with the local church as our neighbour to one side and the old authentic café to the other side.

    Update 3rd of Dec´ 2019:

    We would like help from mid April to May next year. As you already have read above, we have a boat that needs some maintenance. This includes some painting and some other work regarding the boat. You will be working along with my husband. We also have some other smaller projects around the house.. If you´re interrested in joining us, you are welcome to write us :) Below you can read more about your accomodation, the area and us :)


    We can only offer short term stay at a maximum of four weeks. We are interested in 1 person or a couple, as we only have a double bed :) You can be as private as you like, as all facilities are in the cottage: kitchen, bathroom with a shower, Wi-Fi and television. You are also very welcome to be around our familiy as much as you like. We are very interessted in knowing your culture :)
    We would like help around the garden and outside the house, like cleaning and painting the terasse etc.. Also we need help in painting the boat.
    It is an advatage if you are independant and have practical skills within carpentry, as we also have some smaller projects outside the house.

    From Vestmanna you can join a charterboat to the beautiful birdcliffs or visit the fantastic small island of Mykines, where you can hike and enjoy the fantastic birdlife and beautiful nature. You also have a lot of hiking oppurtunities all around our village. We have a car that you can use in your free time. This is the prefect way to get around our fantastic islands and we have a lot of beutiful places for you to visit and enjoy.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience staying with a friendly and open family. We are interessted in knowing your culture as well as you will get an insight into traditional Faroese culture and food. We like enjoying the Faroese nature both on land and from the sea. You will have the oppurtunity to join us for as many fishingtrips as you like :)

    We have a car that you can use in your free time and like this you can get around the islands and experience our nature. We will gladly help and guide you, with youre leisure time activity.

  • Help


    We have a quite big garden that we would like some help with, mostly mowing the lawn and general maintainance.

    Outside the house, we have some small projects in carpentry, also cleaning and painting the terrasse.
    Another paint job is our 40 feet wooden boat.

    It is an advatage if you are independant and have practical skills within carpentry but not nessecary.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Faroese, Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish and a bit of German.

  • Accommodation


    We have a small cottage in our backyard, that will be your place while staying with us. The cottage has a small livingroom with a sofa, TV, Wi-Fi and table for two. Small kitchen with all facilities. Bathroom with a shower. The sleepingarea is in the loft with a doublebed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Vestmanna we have a local café, where you can enjoy a good meal. Also we have a saga museum at the tourist office and a restaurant as well. The surrounding here are beautiful.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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